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To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
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  To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska     Sports media has been kind of an afterthought in the state of Alaska. The state has limited connection with itself in this area, but there is…

How do You get Your News?
How do You get Your News?
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In the age of social media, people get their news in many ways. Through tablets, phones, laptops and computers, these platforms pose the challenge on how to connect them. Successful websites like Vice Media, brings…

Short news clips suit our distracted culture
Short news clips suit our distracted culture
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Actual stories, made by real journalists are not out in the open like the rest of this content, they seem to be hiding behind a wall of traditional media expectations, and much too hard to…

April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
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However, I do enjoy the live video streaming that has recently spread world wide.

Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
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After reading the ‘Boundaries’ of journalism, an article on a recent Harvard panel discussion about journalism today, there is one word that comes to mind, pessimistic. The impression left is the journalism world needs to change…

Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
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News these days is depressing. It seems the media has developed an obsession with over covering disasters and drama. Any feel-good news is generally ignored in favor of highlighting the latest scandal or disaster. Of…

  • Meighan Stone: Media Coverage of Muslims and Refugee Policy
    A conversation with Meighan Stone, Entrepreneurship Fellow (spring 2017) and former president of the Malala Fund, about her new research paper which argues that the predominantly negative coverage of Muslims and refugees on U.S. TV news contributes to negative public opinion of Muslims, and in turn, policies such as President Trump's "Muslim Ban." The paper, […]
  • Yeganeh Rezaian: How Women Journalists Are Silenced in a Man's World: The Double-Edged Sword of Reporting from Muslim Countries
    Yeganeh Rezaian, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016) and Iranian journalist, talks about her new paper, "How Women Journalists Are Silenced in a Man's World: The Double-Edged Sword of Reporting from Muslim Countries," available to read in full at shorensteincenter.org. The paper shines a light on the difficulties women reporters face while working in Muslim countries, […]
  • Helen Boaden: In Search of Unbiased Reporting in Light of Brexit, Trump and Other Challenges
    A conversation with Helen Boaden, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (spring 2017) and former BBC News and BBC Radio director, about her new research paper comparing the BBC’s value of impartiality to the American value of objectivity in journalism, and the pressures placed on both in their respective environments. Boaden explains how although the BBC receives funding from a license […]

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